Substance Abuse Professional Certificate

Register by August 31, save up to $90

(Coupon code: SAcertificate)

Substance abuse — you deal with it every day in your career.

As a social worker, a counselor, a behavioral health practitioner, you know the challenges when a patient or client has alcohol and drug problems.

Whether you’re just starting out in the field or looking for a career change, the UW‑Madison Substance Abuse Professional Certificate will give you the practical tools and the confidence you need.

Plus, we don’t like to brag, but the Substance Abuse Professional Certificate is the only comprehensive academic program of its kind in the Midwest.

Save up to $90

(Use code SAcertificate during registration.)

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Who takes this program?

Most are substance abuse counselors, social workers, counselors, therapists, and health educators. We’ve also welcomed law enforcement, clergy, members of the military, and psychologists to the program.

Flexible vs fast track

Complete the certificate as quickly as 3 months, or space out the classes to fit your busy schedule.

Breadth & depth: The certificate’s 6 courses

The Fundamentals: Learn the science beyond substance abuse and treatments

Trauma: How trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder affect addiction

Screening & Intervention: How to spot the major signs of substance abuse and learn the most effective methods for screening

Cultural Competency: How culture impacts substance abuse disorders and how to use evidence-based models of culture in treatment

Treatment: Evidence-based treatment models and relapse prevention

Motivation: Using motivational interviewing to help difficult clients succeed

Save $15 on each class you register for by August 31

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Here's how the Lifelong Learning Giveaway works:

Enter below by August 27.

Ten randomly selected participants will win up to $100 off any fall 2015 Continuing Studies class.

The 10 winners will be notified no later than September 11.

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